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Whoo-hoo, my kind of dessert !!!
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Hattie
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Just take a look at this Dan Leppard article in The Guardian last Friday.  I am mad on chocolate, especially the dark bitter kind. 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/14.....uit-recipe

 

I think these biscuits would make lovely little gift packages at Christmas, or hanging on the Christmas tree, tied up in cellophane;very chic¦¦!!  cool

 

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My waist gained an inch just looking at itwhat_the_heck

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I know the feeling Aly, I think I am going to have to rapidly forget about it or the inch I have recently lost will be found again.eeek Having said that, I do love chocolate... will I be able to resist? what_the_heckwhat_the_heckwhat_the_heckwhat_the_heck

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Ooh, yes, that looks tasty. The trouble is, we've got lots of other chocolate based puddings which we also want to make at some point... but I've bookmarked it for later.

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I've got a german childrens cookbook that uses a dough like that to make a checker board and counters. I think that would be a brilliant present.

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wave  I think I am going to be very naughty today & make some of these coffee & cream brownies to ring in the New Year tomorrow. I feel like having something sweet & rich & I have all the ingredients to hand. They look pretty too.

I had very simple food over Christmas, delicious but mostly vegetables or fish. I put most of the fancy stuff into the freezer because I just did not fancy it......I won't have to shop for a while, that's for certain !  smile

 

Coffee and cream brownies

 

Happy New Year everyone.  big_hug  champagne    big_hug   champagne   big_hug

 

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yum, will need to gather some ingredients but will do these soon. Will be great with coffee. I have an expat friend who is demolishing a wall that needs rebuilding in February. I cannot help with the work but I will be providing cakes for the workers, this will be on the menu

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Daughter came today with family - and brought a Christmas Pudding cheesecake with her!

Very light in texture, and very rich in taste - on the whole pretty good !!

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Sounds interesting! Was that a bought dessert or a home-made one?cheers

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Joanna, it was home-made, and using up leftover Christmas Pudding. I'm not sure whether she had a recipe for guidance, or just made it up!

I'll find out .....

Happy New Year to you!  ok

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Look forward to it cheers

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Hattie said:

Just take a look at this Dan Leppard article in The Guardian last Friday.  I am mad on chocolate, especially the dark bitter kind. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/14.....uit-recipe

 

I think this might also be your kind of dessert Hattie link. We have this on a regular basis at our local hotel and it is heavenly.cheers In the hotel's case they serve it with an artistic arrangement of an alcohol infused sauce and a few drops of chocolate both arranged on the plate, along with a roll of chocolate - kind of looks like a straw.

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laugh  MMMMmmmmmm !!  You are so right Joanna......and they use a few eggs, good news as I have more than I need at the moment....an idea for this weekend if I can find the little dishes....I think I packed them away.  Thanks for passing on the link.   wave

 

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You're welcome cheers. Hopefully later on in the year, I shall be enjoying an abundance of eggs. whistle

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Another chocolate based cake/dessert.  A Chocolate & Prune Cake by David Lebovitz, so it is sure to be good. I have some prunes sitting in brandy at the moment but another time I will try some of my apricot harvest from last year that I preserved in vodka. I think cranberries would work well too (I have put them in Christmas Brownies in the past....yummy).

 

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